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unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
this morning. >>> today vice president biden takes his gun violence message on the word after senator feinstein works to ban assault weapons and other weapons. but the nra says not so fast. >>> a new stomach bug is called the ferrari of viruses. and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the country. >>> all that and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. and we'll take you to a place where the sun is warm and life is good. good morning. i'm meraryo mara schiavocampo. rivers are freezing in the boston area and in massachusetts, amazing pictures show river falls frozen solid. and here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. we'll have much more on the deep freeze coming up in just a few minutes. >>> in after math of thiing shootings in newtown, a new bill has been proposed this washington. dianne feinstein and other democrats talked about the bill that names more than 150 firearms including semiautomatic rifles and pistols and would ban ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds. but feinstein says the bill would exempt more
is the best time in two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul broun, who last year called evolution lies straight from the pit of hell, is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. and the active ingredient relieves your cough. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got s
ahead, senator feinstein introduces a new assault weapons ban in front of a massive display of guns ten years after writing the original ban. what are the chances this one will pass? >>> this hour, president obama makes another big nomination and it is a woman. it comes at the time, of course, when some criticized a lack of diversity in the president's cabin cabinet. live coverage of the announcement and join our conversation on twitter, you can find us. as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your mo
is the best time to two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul browne, who lost year called evolution lies straight from the bit of hell is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? senator john kerry is on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. kerry had his confirmation hearing before the senate foreign relations committee, the committee he has chard for the past four year
and kathleen sebelius and tim kaine. biden's trip comes one day after senator dianne feinstein introduced her much-awaited ban on assault weapons. after biden's candid fireside chat on google plus. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than the assault weapons in somebody's hands who doesn't know how to use it. even one who does know how to use it. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun. >> so as biden looks for outside support, the gop looking inward. today at their winter meeting, the rnc chair reince priebus expected to drop a truth bomb on his party. politico reporting he'll lay out his plan for republican renewal. one that will change the rules but not the party's principles. and louisiana governor bobby jindal dished out his tough love prescription for fellow gopers last night. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. time for us to articulate our plans and visions for america in real terms. no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre commen
to try. >> feinstein's bill doesn't just ban assault weapons. it bans magazines that hold more than ten rounds, something the vice president focused on in a google chat. >> i am much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you would call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> i want to bring in "usa today's" washington bureau chief susan paige and the huffington post washington bureau chief ryan grim. >> the national mood has changed if you look at the polls. 53% of people have a favorable view of the president's plan. look at the numbers when you take each piece individually. 91% support background checks. 82% more for mental health. all the way down to 60% who favor a ban on assault weapons. how crucial will the obama administration's event, like the one we're going to see today, be to getting something passed legislatively. this whole big pr push they have going on? >> one thing that struck me when we heard senator feinstein read that litany of places that have seen terrible shooting rampages is that one thing that is
capacity ammunition magazine. >> that was california democrat feinstein today that would ban magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. it would prohibit modifications to funs that would make them act like semiautomatic weapons. senator feinstein's bill would protect 2200 sporting and hunting guns. and continuing his role as the most effective vice president in history he rebranded it. >> i view it as gun safety. it ranges as making sure that you keep your weapon out of the reach of kids to making sure that we are able to make sure that bad guys get in the registry so they can't buy a gun. >> what we are interested in is how many rounds can they fire? the 100 gun round used in colorado. >> it was interesting how they staged this. diane was surrounded pie police officers. it made the point when police officers go into a home and they have to respond to the 911 call, well the police obviously can deal with that. but when you have people i know tealing with traffic stops. where the person can take down a swat team that is a the need between someone being able to lay down cover fir
came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstein today at this press conference made her case. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and i've met with so many victims over the years. and in congress nobody wanted to touch the issue. and the last several years the massacres were going on more and more. and going through it, i kept saying, what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do som
a day after democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced new legislation that goes even further than the assault weapons ban that expired a decade ago. >> weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat are replicated for civilian use. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military style weapons. >> the proposal bans more than 150 specific firearms, including semiautomatic weapons and magazines holding more than ten rounds. despite the aggressive approach, some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban could be a heavy lift for congress. yesterday vice president joe biden said he's more than concerned about high capacity magazines. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. but the p
's comments came just hours after california senator dianne feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban, targeting 157 specific firearms, semiautomatic rifles, and pistols with military features and magazines, holding more than ten rounds. even feinstein acknowledged getting it through congress will be difficult. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today, can you win this, the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there. and that is you. because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> the nra responded in a statement, "senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing, but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution." nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. and she joins us now. good morning to you, kristen. >> reporter: good morning, luke. >> so vice president joey biden is going to eric cantor's richmond, virginia, today, part of this push by the white house that they're doing in their second term to take the campaign on the road. what do they h
. >> california senator dianne feinstein acknowledging her bill banning assault weapons faces an uphill challenge. joining me is democratic senator richard blumenthal. it is good to see you. thanks for being here. >> thank you, kraig. >> you just heard what senator feinstein said. what reforms do you think we can see enacted? >> an assault weapon ban and a prohibition on high clip capacities is doable. >> you think it is doable? >> i think it is. more likely background checks for all firearms purchases. right now 40% of them involve no background checks. convicted felon, fugitive, drug addict can walk into a store and buy a shopping cart full of ammunition and pay for it no questions asked. and improved background checks so that states report mental illnesses and commitments. >> i am glad you brought that last part up. politico earlier this week writing about the current system of background checks as, quote, ineffective. few states are submitting the required records to the federal database. why are these states not submitting these records? is it a question of inadequate resources or a lack of
feinstein introduced her ban on assault weapons. >> we have tried to recognize the right of a sit sfwlen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i am telling you between this battle between now and when we get this passed you are going to hear from the nra, and there are an awful lot of them saying that's not going to do anything. i'm saying to you at the we can save lives. >> will it be hard? for sure. we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. new york city senator, you have a bill on an anti-gun trafficking measure. tell me about whether or not you think that you can push ahead with it, where the support is, what can you tell us about it today? >> well, i have been working on this anti-trafficking measure for a while because we have such a challenge in new york. 58% of the weapons used in crimes come from out of state, and 90% are illegal. senator mark kirk and i sat down yesterday talked about our bill, and we decided we're going to introduce this bipartisan bill next week, and i think
editor of joy, it's a big day on capitol hill today. senator dianne feinstein introduces her bill to ban some military-style assault weapons. i think 157 types. now, this is the same bill that gun lobbyist wayne lapierre referred to as a phony piece of legislation, one that's built entirely on lies, but you tell me, is there a bigger lie in the world than the one that guns don't kill people? >> yeah, exactly. well, you know what? the problem is that unfortunately increasing in this country, people with guns kill people because there's a sort of formulation that guns don't kill people assumes guns are laying around on the ground or the carpet. the problem is in this country we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the world and in the parts of the country that listen most to the nra, namely the american south, we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. so there's a direct correlation between more guns, loser gun laws, and more deaths. the nra doesn't care about that because, of course, all they care about is selling more product. they represent the product sellers
, it is time for congress to walk the walk. senator dianne feinstein unveiled an assault weapons ban that would block the sale and manufacturing of more than 150 firearms while excludeing more than 2,200 firearms used for hunt and sporting. assault weapons purchased prior to the ban would remain legal. and, yet, feinstein went a step too far for the nra, which responded in a statement "it's disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system. conservative columnist michelle malkin doubled down in the way only she can. >> you talk about the root of this problem, the disrespect that the people on the left have for the constitution, that that's at the core of this, that it's about freedom versus tyranny. >> vice president joe biden yesterday countered with that rare and prized thing, logic. >> just as you don't have an individual right to go out and buy an f-15 if you are a billionaire with ordinance on it, just like you don't have a right to go buy an m-1 tank, just like you don't
. >> you have been working together with dianne feinstein in both houses and your colleague kersten jones. we intrufd her yesterday. i know you're hitting all points, but politically what do you think is viable? do you think things have changed since newtown, or do you think we are still back with the power of the nra and the money that they contribute to members and the domination by republicans on the house side who will not let it get to the floor? >> well, listen, those are all things that are certainly out there, and anybody that ever underestimates the nra don't kid yourself. they are extremely powerful. what i'm saying is newtown did change because the american people have responded to it overwhelmingly. here we are 47 days after the shooting, and we're still talking about it. that's how deeply it's affected everybody. it's going to be up to the american people to be very honest with you on where we go. saturday there's going to be the million moms walking against gun violence across the country. we have more groups than we've ever seen before stepping up and saying how can we help
weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad, which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country. the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of time to get congress on board. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at
-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. >> california senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban would be more restricted than the law that expired a decade ago. i want to bring mack molly ball and jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico. first of all, let me start with you, molly. did senator feinstein's bill have any chance of passage? >> it's going to be very difficult. you know, this has been true since the day after the sandy hook tragedy and it's hard to see how it has changed. the math is just extremely hard. first in the senate where you have a lot of red-state democrats whose strategy electorally has been to diffuse the gun issue, to be pro-nra, pro-second amendment. >> yeah. >> and then you get to the house where there's a republican majority and we just haven't seen a lot of evidence of republicans really defecting on this issue. >> i want to bring in congressman the democrat from long island there and congressman, do we have you there? there we go. there's the congressman. thank you very much, congressman. from rhode island.
diane feinstein who introduced legislation that includes a ban on assault weapons acknowledged it will be a challenge getting it through congress. >> this has always been an uphill fight. this has never been easy. this is the hardest of the hard. now will it only be assault weapons? no, most likely. there will be a package put together. if assault weapons is leftage a of the judiciary, number two, i've been assured i'll be able to do it as an amendment on the floor which is the way i did it in 1993 so that doesn't particularly bother me. >>> in an interview with the new republic president obama said he has a profound respect for hunting traditions adding both sides need to understand the other's position. the president addsed, quote, advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes, end quote. asked if he's ever fired a gun. the president revealed at camp david we do skeet shooting all the time. we'll talk to the publisher and editor of the new republic, chris hughes and frank gore on "morning joe." >>> in egypt the death toll has topped 50. th
assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. >> that was democratic senator dianne feinstein unveiling a new assault weapons ban legislation and hours ago with ten weapons displayed beside here calling for a ban on more than 150 types of firearms. but it remanes unclear how effective the ban was the first time around and as we've discussed here many times following newtown and even in tuesday's scare in texas, this issue is quite complicated. still, when you compare the level of gun violence in the u.s. to other countries, the extent of the problem is quite clear. let's look at canada as one example. the u.s. has almost six times the number of homicides by firearms each year. and joining us now from our neighbor to the north is a professor with the surprising solution. he says something as simple as the way a building is designed could actually help prevent mass shootings and save lives. kelly suddenberg is crimeologist and president of criminal justice research which designed the safe program. kelly, welcome. >> hi, thanks for having me. >> so first, just help me understand,
these common sense gun rules. >> toure, to julian's point, dianne feinstein introduced her bill, which is an assault weapons ban bill. as we saw in the latest polls, there's broad support, 58% for this. support among gun owning households is 45%. let's hear jay carney on the bill itself. take a listen to jay. >> the president supports renewal of the assault weapons ban. he supports addressing or limiting the magazine capacity of ammunition -- the capacity of ammunition clips. the fact that they're hard, some harder than others, doesn't mean we shouldn't move forward on them. >> is that the acknowledgment of what julian was just saying, that in a sense they're going for everything, but if they've got to get it through the house, they're more likely to get some kind of rul on high capacity magazines than they are on assault weapons. >> the house does seem to be a potential problem, not just from the right but also from some on the left who are in rural areas. as julian was saying, there is tremendous support for the individual policies of the president, even "the washington post" polled
feinstein introduced a tough bill to ban assault weapons this week and even she said it will be a tough uphill battle and there is still fierce opposition in such a ban in congress and throughout the country, the nra has talked about that, as well. on friday, vice president biden kicked off the public campaign to rally public support for the stever gun me stiffer gun measures and senator tim cain. here's what the vice president had to say on friday. take a listen. >> it's a consequence of what happen happened. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the group called organizing for action, craig, which is essentially the relaunched branch of the obama campaign is also helping out in this effort. they are sending out emails and trying to rally support at the grassroots level for stiffer gun legislation and this continues to be an incredibly divisive issue and new legislation will be tough to get through both chambers of congress. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you so much. we'll check back with you later in the show. >>> joining me now, christina ballantoni and the congressional reporter
a political compromise, it took the gun industry about a a half an hour to get around it. but the feinstein bill cover it. >> wayne lapierre, scheduled to testify as know exmember of the nra this week. do you think the gun lobby has damaged its brands with the reaction to the shooting in new town? >> absolutely. it's not the nra that i belonged to and not of the membership that they have now 75% of nra members say they agree. 75% of them agree with most of the proposals. particularly the background check. >> what is the gap? what does it exist between the membership and the organization? >> one, it's a sweet deal for the people that run the nra, they get paid big salaries and they ha they have been taking over the arm of the gwynn. industry. it's -- the gun industry. it's a mouth piece for the gun industry. >> the book is called "the last gun." appreciate your time, thank you. >> thank you. >> let's continue the discussion on gun violence. the brain trust is here. bob franken down in d.c., hey there bob. and anchor of "real news" at the blade, and former speech writer, bill frisk and and am
in this country is just belied by all the statistics, and on assault weapons, as dianne feinstein pointed out, when we had an assault weapons ban in 1994, we saw assault weapons crime go down 66%, 70%. steve is right, the reason we see the nra as marketing assault weapons to 10-year-olds is because shooting sports like hunting are on the decrease, and what the nra is fundamentally trying to do and what this is all about, everything that they do is about selling more guns. and the parallels to the tobacco industry become very clear. it was when we realized that the tobacco industry was trying to sell cigarettes and tobacco products to children when there was a national revulsion in this doesn't, and i think if you ask most parents, they will tell you that they think the answer to most of our children's problems does not lie in getting more cross fire in our schools or cross fires in our play grounds. so i think this is, again, one of the things that shows the extremism, the out of touch nature, the tone deafness of the nra and its supporters and it's one of the things -- one of the reasons we
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to make the case for it. >>> senator dianne feinstein is expected to reintroduce the assault weapons ban today, potentially putting into place new regulations on handguns, shotguns and rifles. among other things, the plan would ban the sale or transfer of about 150 types of firearms. but even supporters of reforms in the senate are having a hard time drumming up the support they need at home. front page of "the new york times" today, democrat joe manchin of west virginia has faced doubts within his constituency who feel the second amendment is in jeopardy. "the times" describes the senator's attempts to reassure his constituents about the political climate in washington. he said i see no movement, no talk, no bills, no nothing. they remained skeptical. we give up our rights one piece at a time. a banker named charlie houck. he actually had a meeting and said how many of you are concerned you're going to lose your second amendment rights? all the hands went up. that shows how difficult it's going to be, even at this table, it seems to clear what needs to be done. that's not the way everyb
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